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Google Voice for Android gets minor update, no new features


We all know that Google Voice is soon going to be rolled into Google Hangouts, but that hasn’t stopped Google from updating the Voice app for Android with a very minor change that increases transparency on international calling. Since this is such a small change, the version number was only bumped from to

Once users accept the update through the Google Play Store, the following message about making international calls via Google Voice will appear as a pop up the first time the updated app is launched:

When you make international calls using Google Voice, we will announce that the call is placed via Google and the rate of the call. If you do not hear this announcement, your call is not being routed via Google Voice and standard operator rates may apply.

That is literally the only change I have noticed, although it’s always possible (maybe even probable) that Google has stuck some code in there in preparation for the upcoming migration to Hangouts. You guess is as good as mine.

In any case, you can grab the update below.

Download: Google Play

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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